Tehran: UK behind terror blasts

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) carries this Jan. 25 report on Tehran’s accusations that the UK was behind the previous day’s bomb blast in Iran’s heavily Arab western district of Ahwaz. Of course, the NCRI’s armed wing, Mujahideen-e-Khalq, is itself a likely candidate for the attackers. There is also an Ahwaz Revolutionary Council, seeking self-determination for the increasingly restive region, which saw a wave of unrest last summer…

Iranian regime accused Britain on Wednesday of cooperation with terrorists who bombed southern Iranian city of Ahwaz on Tuesday. Eight people were reported to have been killed in this bombing.

Mullahs’ foreign minister Mottaki told a press conference: “Their (British) co-operation, either in London or Basra, is clear and we will seriously express this to British officials.” He added: “They enjoy the cooperation of British army commanders and use their facilities in Basra.”

“We hope British officials take this seriously, put it on their agenda and act accountably,” caustioned Mottaki.

The British government rejected the new allegation as “completely without foundation.”

“We reject these allegations from Mottaki,” a Foreign Office spokesman told AFP. “Any linkage between HMG (Her Majesty’s Government) and these terrorist attacks is completely without foundation.”

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